5 destructive Human Behaviors to be Avoided

This article focus on some destructive behaviors we often consider not bad enough, which could destroy our reputation and life entirely. Be careful never to do, only if you are not into them yet.

Our behaviors is to be held accountable for whatever we become. And as well compared with most animals, we humans engage in a host of behaviors that are destructive to our own kind and to ourselves.

The list of behaviors covers our reaction to every incidence of life, the way we behave and relate with others. At work place, colleges, religious gatherings and much more.

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Bully

Researchers have seen it popularity in monkeys and concludes that it may stretch way back in our evolutionary tree. It’s very popular among students and office workers from bosses and coworkers. And the worst is that, it’s hard to resist.

According to Sarah Tracy, director of the Project for Wellness and Work-Life at Arizona State University.

Bullying, by definition, is escalatory. This is one of the reasons it’s so difficult to prevent it, because it usually starts in really small ways.”

 A European study in 2009 found that children who bully at school are also likely to bully their siblings at home.

It is not possible to tell from our study which behavior comes first, but it is likely that if children behave in a certain way at home, bullying a sibling for instance, if this behavior goes unchecked they may take this behavior into school,” said Ersilia Menesini of the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.

Gambling

Gambling seems to be in our genes and hard-wired into our brains, which might explain why such a potentially ruinous behavior is so common.

A study published in the journal Neuron found that almost winning activates win-related circuitry within the brain and enhances the motivation to gamble.

Other studies have show losing causes gamblers to get carried away. It makes gamblers to change the game plan and bet even more.

Lie

According to University of Massachusetts psychologist, Robert Feldman, 

It’s tied in with self-esteem. We find that as soon as people feel that their self-esteem is threatened, they immediately begin to lie at higher levels.”

Feldman earlier conducted studies in which people lie frequently, with 60 percent lying at least once during a 10-minute conversation. Lying takes 30 percent longer than telling the truth.

Philosophy professor James E. Mahon of Washington and Lee University added:

Certain conditions have to be in place for a statement to rise to the level of a lie. First, a person must make a statement and must believe that the statement is false. Second, the person making the statement must intend for the audience to believe that the statement is true. Anything else falls outside the definition of lying that I have defended.

Stealing

One study of 43,000 people found 11 percent admitted to having shoplifted at least once.

These are people who steal even though they can easily afford not to,” says Jon E. Grant of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

They are in our gene and sometime motivated by the sheer thrill of it.

Stress Out

According to the International Labor Organization: More than 600 million people around the world put in 48-hour-plus workweeks. And about half of them bring work home.

Stress is one of the reasons for several heart problems and even cancer. It also leads to depression.

Health experts suggest exercise and adequate sleep are two of the best ways to battle stress.

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